A Thorough Cleaning To Get Your Dental Health Back On Track

How Holmes Orthodontics Helps Combat Gum Disease

Have you been diagnosed with gum disease? Don’t be concerned. We can help. With thoughtful treatment and careful maintenance, we can correct the problem and protect your healthy smile. Depending on your individual condition and needs, Dr. Holmes may recommend a treatment that’s known by several different names. It’s sometimes called root planing and scaling, periodontal cleaning, or “deep cleaning.”

The Problem:

  • A bacterial infection has become too engrained to be remedied by a routine cleaning.
  • Plaque has solidified into calculus deposits that are sitting under the surface of your gums, continuing to irritate the gums and spread infection.

The Solution:

  • Removing the calculus from below the gumline using special tools.
  • Smoothing the root surfaces to be sure plaque can’t get traction there.
  • Once the plaque and calculus are removed, your gums can finally heal.

Dr. Holmes Will Help You Get Your Gums Healthy Again

Remember that gum disease treatment may require some follow-up maintenance and monitoring. More frequent cleanings will help protect your recovering gums and allow us to monitor your progress. Each case of gum disease is different. If the infection is extensive, you may need additional help. Whatever your situation is, we can discuss your options and help you with a plan to regain control of your oral health. Don’t put it off any longer! Talk to us today about your options. Give us a call at Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.